Reeve – who starred as the Man of Steel in four films – died in 2004 at 52 years old.
The cover, which was part of Julien's year-end auction event, "Icons & Idols: Hollywood", set a new world record as the "most expensive superhero cover ever sold".
According to Julien's auctions, Monday marked the second cover auction appearance after 40 years "and was part of a worldwide contest to promote the release of the film … with the grand prize being one of six original covers created and used in the movie. movie. "
In addition, the provenance of the item also "included a letter from the president of DC Comics, as well as the publisher and editor, and a copy of a photo of Christopher Reeve choosing the winner and more."
Last month, Reeve's son Will opened on his late father's legacy 15 years after his death. He also remembered his mother, who died in 2006.
Christopher Reeve as Superman.
"I think his legacy will never go away and I think it is a responsibility I feel to continue his and my mother's legacy for the rest of my life and hope beyond that," said Will Reeve. People at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's "A Magical Evening" gala.
He continued: “I think the foundation is a way, a tangible way, that his and my mother's legacy will always live. And I think the way my brothers and I live our lives is another way. And I think its impact is felt by the millions of lives it has touched. "
Stephanie Nolasco of Fox News contributed to this report.